The Daily WTF: Curious Perversions in Information Technology


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  • Re: For security purposes only

    [quote user="taustin"] If you think they can't already positively connect that account to something that can positively connected to your in real life, then you are TRWTF, because you have absolutely no clue how internet advertising works. [/quote]If you think I don't understand internet tracking, then please explain why MS ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by OzPeter on 06-16-2014
  • Re: For security purposes only

    [quote user="locallunatic"]If they only use it to deal with if the account gets hacked and not for two factor authentication then mash on your num pad till it's full. Though then the account is lost if they then turn on two factor I suppose.[/quote]Sorry if I wasn't clear, but from what I understand I won't be able to log on ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by OzPeter on 06-16-2014
  • For security purposes only

    I have a hotmail account kicking around that I use for signing up to things that I don't care about being spammed from (*). The account details are totally fictional, and I only ever use that account for throwaway stuff. This week I logged in there for the first time in a couple of weeks to find out that Microsoft wants my cell phone number ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by OzPeter on 06-16-2014
  • Re: Documentation fail

    [quote user="henke37"]Better leave the code you already developed commented out so that it is easy to switch to it if someone bothers fixing the interface to obey the contract.[/quote]Commented out code is evil, and unless it has only been done temporarily for a local test by a developer, it should be rooted out and destroyed.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by OzPeter on 06-16-2014
  • More recruiter WTF

    I get the usual emails from recruiters that want me to take up a position half way across the country, for a job that I don't even have 1/4 of the requirements. But yesterday I got an email that made me go WTF. [quote user="Recruiter"] Peter, I wanted to check and see if you are currently in the job market. I need someone ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by OzPeter on 06-12-2014
  • Attached file WTF

    This weekend I received an email from a local recruiter with the listing of his current jobs in some attached files. The files he attached to the email ended with ".pdf.exe" and ".docx.exe" When I emailed him back just to check that he really did use those names, and insinuating just maybe he might have been hacked, he ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by OzPeter on 06-02-2014
  • Re: Finaly a Front page WTF worthy of the title

    [quote user="ip-guru"]Not the actual article itself though, just the new coments system, looks appaling  Works atrociously dosn't even give a simple route back to the man page   this should becomce course material for all web design classes as an example on how things should not be implemented I hope this is not an ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by OzPeter on 05-30-2014
  • Re: eBay OMFG

    [quote user="boomzilla"] I'd go along with Australia not being a police or prison state, but aren't, like, most of the animals there poisonous?[/quote]Shit, even the snakes in Oz aren't poisonous.
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by OzPeter on 05-28-2014
  • Re: Phoning in a WTF

    [quote user="Zemm"]Did you try the proper international syntax of a dot between the country code and number?[/quote] I tried everything I could think of, but the website responds with [quote]Please enter only numbers with no spaces.[/quote] Now I've had a god nights sleep I can see that missing the ^ explains everything.[quote ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by OzPeter on 05-26-2014
  • Phoning in a WTF

    So I am filling in a profile on an Australian based recruiters website, and have to fill in a contact phone number in order for the form to be submitted. The text under the entry box seems to imply that I should be OK entering my US based phone number, (and in another field I can mark my country of residence as being in the US): [quote]You ...
    Posted to "Side Bar" WTF (Forum) by OzPeter on 05-25-2014
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